Yes, we know - he was just adorable but clearly no boy should really be dressed up in this pink bonnet! I'm supposed to be the big sister looking out for his best interests but it was just so darn funny to see him like this! hehehehe
So now the shoe is on the other foot! I'm getting older and I don't mind stuff being put on my head as much as I used to! Mom says that old age has it's advantages! Excuse me! Who are you calling OLD??!! Do I look like Old Mother Hubbard here while dad is chanting Nonna, Nonna, Nonna!
This was actually my hooman sissy's baby bonnet way back when!
Many of you asked for the Easter Meat pie recipe so we decided to post it!
Easter Meat Pie
1 ham steak - it's whatever size you want to use. Mom buys the thin ones in the package where you find the bacon. We've used Canadian bacon instead of ham before too!
1 package of salami - there were about 30 round slices in the package 1/4 pound of proscuitto
1 basket of basket cheese
1 cup of ricotta
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Optional - mom has added cappicola before, you can add sausage if you like too!
Dice all your meats as tiny as you can, without making yourself mental. Dice the basket cheese too!
In a separate bowl, mix the ricotta with the eggs and add your cheese and salt and pepper.
Then gently toss them all together and pour into the prepared pan.
Line a 13" X 9" pan or a 10" pie plate with uncooked pie crust. Pour in your meat pie mixture and add your lattice crust. Bake at 350 degrees for at least 1 1/2 hours. Check it after this amount of time and if you still see that the center is jiggly, give it another 10 minutes. Mom used to poke a knife in the center till it came out clean but if you just bake it till it's a nice brown, it's done! You really can't over bake it - but you can under bake it! We've done that before! Enjoy!
This is another one of Carol Usher's creations! Mom just loves her work!
So until next time...........
Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch